Old Gal

What a week! I worked 40 hours at my full-time job and 32 hours at my part-time job, that is 72 hours. Pretty good for an old gal like me, I reckon. I am very tired!

I walked for at least four hours every day. Up steep hills on gravel, down rickety stairs to the bottom of small cliffs, and then back up again. I walked over fallen branches and through mud and water. I walked and walked and walked!

Today I received my first black fly bite. The season has begun! I have a big red mark on my arm where I was bitten. Luckily it doesn’t itch, but it is ugly and will take weeks to heal and disappear. There is still some snow left on the north side of hills shaded by hemlock, and the black flies have started before we’ve seen the last of it.

Tonight is the first time in a week that I have had any down time at all; unless of course I consider sleeping down time. Attila and I had wanted to visit the little house in the city today, but I worked all day. I am exhausted and have decided that I need to rest a bit before both my jobs start again on Monday. Traveling is fun, but just a little too much for me right now. I am disappointed that we won’t be at the little house for Mother’s Day because I would have seen our kids, and the grandbabies. As soon as we are solvent we are going to try to spend more time with the people we love.

I won’t be seeing my Mom on Mother’s Day, but I’ll be thinking about her! The weather is warming up and I’m sure the universe is making it happen just for her, because she likes warm weather. It is also her birthday soon so I’ll be sending warm thoughts her way on her birthday.

I talked with both Luna and Terra today, so wonderful to hear their voices! And I got to chat with Imp and Elf and even Tink; to hear all about their day. Terra is working very hard, as is Lares, hats off to them. Luna and Janus and family are getting ready to move soon, not something I’d be looking forward to very much, but they are still young and full of energy.

Worldly Distractions


14 °C
Condition: Sunny
Pressure: 101.2 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: 14.0°C
Dewpoint: 4.4°C
Humidity: 52 %
Wind: W 15 km/h


An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
Niels Bohr
1885 – 1962


Niels Bohr

“Danish physicist who made fundamental contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr mentored and collaborated with many of the top physicists of the century at his institute in Copenhagen. He was part of a team of physicists working on the Manhattan Project. Bohr married Margrethe Nørlund in 1912, and one of their sons, Aage Bohr, grew up to be an important physicist who in 1975 also received the Nobel prize. Bohr has been described as one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century.”
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niels_Bohr

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Wow, what energy you have, all those work-hours and much walking, too. I feel so lazy, I am lucky to get an hour park walk once a week. Have a happy Mother’s Day!


Good on you and well done! Here’s hoping you can have some good rest this weekend.


The term deadbeat has a new meaning in my life! I’m having a wonderful day today, Mother’s Day, it is warm, the sun is shining and I have nothing at all I have to do!


Wow, that is a lot of working hours for an “old gal!” You deserve to have your feet up, that’s for sure.
Re blackfly bites. Have you ever tried squeezing the clear venom out of them? It shortens the itching and healing time considerably. We don’t have blackflies in my area of Saskatchewan, but when I lived up north, and in northern New Brunswick, there were plenty — which is where I learned the little trick.


Thanks for the black fly bite tip, first time I’ve ever heard about it, I’ll give it a try!